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Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Posted on: สิงหาคม 9, 2008

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Date : 29 September – 7 October 2008

The Thai-Chinese in Phuket have long passed on the vegetarian festival to purify mind and soul by refraining from meat consumption and meditating. Symbolising the presence of the deities throughout the festival are 9 lanterns lit up and placed aloft on Ko Teng poles. On the 6th day of the festival, there will be religious processions and incredible displays of face-and-body piercing. On the last day, there will be a “Koi Han” ceremony to exorcize ill fortune and a farewell ceremony for the deities at night.

Website : http://www.tourismthailand.org

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